John Gessert, Chairman at Toy Industry Association and President at American Plastic Toys, says traditional toys are making a comeback in this holiday season.» Read More
Express Scripts' decision to drop Gilead's Sovaldi treatment sparked fears that pharmaceutical firms may have to bow to pricing pressure moving forward, says Andrew McDonald, Co-Portfolio Manager at BioShares Funds.
To dissuade companies from building up their already ample cash reserves, Japan needs to empower corporate shareholders, says Robert Medd, Partner at GMT Research.
Jeffrey Kleintop, Chief Global Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, expects improving growth momentum around the world to fuel a rally in equity markets next year.
Daniel So, Strategist at CMB International Securities, says China's Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties looks attractive as it is able to keep up with consumer trends and has a safe financial structure.
This holiday season will be big for technology, with analysts estimating consumer spending on electronics will hit an all time high. CNBC's Josh Lipton highlights the most popular tech gifts.
George Dowd, Head of Americas Foreign Exchange Sales at Societe Generale-Newedge, says the dollar rally will continue and recommends selling the euro against the greenback for the following weeks.
As 2014 comes to an end, CNBC's Bernie Lo takes a look at the movers and shakers that will likely dominate global markets next year.
Jay Bavisi, President & CEO of EC-Council, discusses news that North Korea is currently facing an internet outage and explains why the Sony hack attack has opened a new front in cyberwarfares.
Hao Hong, Managing Director, Research at BOCOM International, discusses news that China is investigating possible stock-price manipulation amid the recent rally in the country¿s markets.
Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, explains how a U.S. rate hike in the middle of 2015 and issues in Europe's peripheral bond markets could affect the euro-dollar pair.
While U.S. existing homes sales hit a six-month low in November, the housing sector is undeniably in a better shape today than before, says Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist at BTIG.
Peter Churchouse, Author of The Churchouse Letter, says the verdict on property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui sent a clear message on HK's rule of law.
With the Christmas holiday approaching, the economic data calendar has started to lighten, but investors still have plenty to mull over as oil prices continue to fluctuate.
Adrian Mowat, MD, Chief Asian & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at J.P. Morgan, explains why he is worried about South Korea's construction and automobile sectors.
Adrian Mowat, MD, Chief Asian & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at J.P. Morgan, attributes the upgrade to possible stability in the ruble and oil prices. He also explains why he likes other EMs, such as Turkey and China.
Ivan Szpakowski, Analyst, Commodities Research at Citi, expects more downside risks for fuel prices moving forward and explains what that means for China's oil production growth next year.
Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Funds Group, explains why he's viewing the rally in China with caution and outlines the opportunities in Macau's gaming shares.
Mike Harrowell, Director of Resources Research at BBY, says oil prices could fall to $15-20 a barrel unless Saudi Arabia cuts output to restore market balance.
Joe Magyer, Senior Advisor at The Motley Fool, says markets should be concerned with the collective fall in commodity prices, which could be reflecting a weakening world economy.
Asian equities put up an upbeat performance on the final trading day of the week, following an inspiring U.S. lead overnight as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's pledge to be patient in increasing interest rates.
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